Leading sports betting company, Betway, has introduced a new initiative aimed at unearthing the next football star in the country.
For a country that abounds in talent with a huge fraction remaining untapped, the brief event that happened at the Alisa Hotel, Accra, was one that came in handy to identify, hone and develop football talents for the nation.
The event had in attendance the deputy Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, an Assistant Coach of the Black Stars, Maxwell Konadu, GFA Communication Director, Saanie Daara, ex-Black Stars skipper, Stephen Appiah, who also happens to be the head of the talent search team and other distinguished personalities in Ghana football.
Speaking at the event, representatives from Betway, Rex Danquah and Cobbinah Oppong Nkrumah, reiterated their outfit’s unalloyed devotion to the development of football talents in the country in which they have exemplified in the talent search initiative.
According to the duo, Betway is not in the country to only make profit but also to help unearth talents and develop Ghana’s most cherished sport.
“This is one of many projects we have undertaken to show our commitment to the people we serve. We want to give the opportunity to players who hitherto may not get an opportunity to showcase their talent. This project is aimed at giving talented footballers the chance to exhibit what they have and gain opportunities to play for established football club.”
On his part former Black Stars skipper and head of the talent hunt team, Stephen Appiah, recounted his journey to the top and advised young players to be focused and determined.
Communications Director of GFA, Ibrahim Saanie Daara, welcomed the initiative and assured the betting company of his outfit’s unwavering support.
The project will see the talent search team comb every nook and cranny of this country to discover Ghana’s next football star.